Speed pushes the latest need for IT innovation

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
July 30, 2013

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

One of the hottest movies of the summer is the sixth installment of the "Fast and Furious" franchise. For those not up on the latest Hollywood offerings, it's a series about s‚Äčouped up cars and the need for speed. This obsession with going fast is something that spreads across multiple channels of life and it's currently being felt in the IT channel too.

CIO Magazine recently announced the winners of its 26th annual 100 Awards, and the idea of speed was front and center. This ceremony recognizes organizations that have accomplished IT work that innovates and offers impressive business value.

Adi Alon, a managing director in Accenture's innovation and product development practice, told the news source that many businesses are looking toward design innovation and operating with speed, which can be a "critical weapon" if leveraged properly. However, companies need to make sure they are going fast in the right direction.

"Fast is great, but getting ahead is better. That's true innovation," Alon said. "Too many companies fall into an innovation death spiral. That's when new ideas or processes are developed only to defend the company's current position, rather than to push the company forward. Refreshing something that already exists is renovation, not innovation."

The use of the latest technology and innovations is something all companies crave. The challenges that come along with that lead many organizations to partnering with VARs and MSPs to streamline implementation processes. Solution providers that have paired with VAR Staffing can acquire the impactful talent that can add speed to these deployments.

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